The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

A Novel

Large Print - 2018
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"Val Eliot, a land girl working on an English farm during the war, finds herself in charge of protecting a rescued border collie named Peter Woodhouse from the owner who mistreated him. When Val meets Mike, an American Air Force pilot stationed nearby, she realizes that the safest place for the little dog is alongside Mike at the base. With the love and attention of the pilots, Peter Woodhouse becomes Dog First Class, the mascot of the U.S. Air Force, boldly accompanying the officers on their missions--until a disaster jeopardizes the future of them all. It is then that Peter Woodhouse brings Ubi, a German corporal, into their orbit, sparking a friendship that comes at great risk, but carries the richest of rewards."--
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2018
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780525634577
Characteristics: 384 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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doxland
Sep 02, 2018

Comfortable excellent read.
Perspective on how WWII affected comrades and enemies.
Has the "mcall smith comfort and warmth".

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pokano
Aug 28, 2018

I would give this 3.5 stars. Alexander McCall Smith turns his hand to a more serious novel, about an English-American couple in England and a German couple, during and after World War II. The novel is missing the gentle humor one sees in most of McCall Smith's books, but nevertheless is an enjoyable, albeit quick, read.

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brangwinn
Jun 12, 2018

Oh, thank you, Alexander McCall Smith, for introducing a new character, a charming dog and the humans in his life. I doubt this will become a series, but as in all Alexander McCall Smith books, you’ll end up loving all the characters, except for the villain of course.

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Lornagibbs
Jun 06, 2018

I'm happy to get the book but truly wish it was available in cd format as well. It is so nice to be able to listen to something you enjoy while doing mindless chores! LG

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Clair1937
May 19, 2018

I have read almost every book Alexander MdCall Smith has written. This stand-alone is totally satisfying, almost therapeutic, with his wisdom and humor and keen analysis of human nature shining through. The people are English and German, with American airmen but they are all believable. A strong message about seeing everyone, even the “enemy” as a human. I loved it!

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Dops
Apr 23, 2018

I read a lot of books and this rates one of the best ones. Plan on reading it almost all the way on day one.

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